When I met my husband in 1997, he was a CONFIRMED bachelor, with a stereotypical “pad” to match. Let’s put it this way, I knew from the outset this man was never going to be the type of guy who would be folding laundry or noticing the crumbs his feet crushed as he walked through a kitchen floor rife with them. The state of non-cleanliness of his apartment left much to be desired, but all of my obsessive tendencies towards sparkling clean surfaces, and rugs with nary a bare thread or hairball to be found on them, seemed to melt away when one evening (while we were still heavily in the courtship phase of our relationship) he invited me over for dinner.
I assumed we’d be chowing on our favorite Chinese takeout- but when I got there- he was busy in the kitchen- had all three burners on, was pouring, mixing and simmering. He handed me a glass of champagne and told me he wanted me to try the one dish he felt he could master… Shakshuka. And as a Weight Watchers Girl this has become a SIGNATURE Dish that I have added to my low-fat recipe repertoire because This Weight Watchers Freestyle Middle Eastern Recipe for Shakshuka is just 1 Smart Point and so DELISH!
I’m not sure if he realized it then- but that night, he had me at the word Shakshuka. The fact that he had gone shopping, and taken time out of his insanely busy career as a Nephrologist to cook me this bowl and the fact that he wanted to make me something that was a product of his heart-felt love for me- well I was smitten. And ever since that night this dish has been one of the mainstays in our marriage- something he’ll prepare at least once a month although now that we have kids the champagne sipping happens far less often than I’d like.
And without further ado my husband shares This Weight Watchers Freestyle Middle Eastern Recipe for Shakshuka is just 1 Smart Point and so DELISH
This Weight Watchers Freestyle Middle Eastern Recipe for Shakshuka is just 1 Smart Point and so DELISH
Prep: 10 minutes Preparation Time
Cook: 30 minutes Cook Time
Serves: 6- Each serving is 1 Smart Point
Ingredients for This Weight Watchers Freestyle Middle Eastern Recipe for Shakshuka is just 1 Smart Point and so DELISH
1 tsp olive oil 1 Points
1 cup uncooked onion 0 Points
1 medium clove garlic clove 0 Points
1 sweet mini baby bell pepper 0 Points
4 cups canned diced tomatoes 0 Points
2 Tbsp Hunts Tomato Paste 1 Points
1 tsp chili powder 0 Points
1 tsp ground cumin 0 Points
1 tsp paprika 0 Points
6 eggs 0 Points
1⁄2 Tbsp fresh parsley
#1 Heat a deep, large skillet or sauté pan on medium. Slowly warm olive oil in the pan. Add chopped onion, sauté for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add garlic and continue to sauté till mixture is fragrant.
#2 Add the diced bell pepper, sauté for 5-7 minutes over medium until softened.
#3 Add tomatoes and tomato paste to pan, stir until blended. Add spices and sugar, stir, and allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until it starts to reduce.
#4 Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the tomato mixture, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce. I usually place 5 eggs around the outer edge and 1 in the center. The eggs will cook “over easy” style on top of the tomato sauce.
#5 Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced. Keep an eye on the skillet to make sure that the sauce doesn’t reduce too much, which can lead to burning.
This Weight Watchers Freestyle Middle Eastern Recipe for Shakshuka is just 1 Smart Point and so DELISH and Serves 6!